May 132013

Caesar Salad (1) ~ Simple Recipes Dot Me

I hope that all the moms out there had a great Mother’s Day yesterday.

I learned this recipe from a class that I took a while ago at the CookinStuff and I must tell you…it is a very simple recipe and it is so good. I must confess that I never made Caesar salad prior to this class mainly because of the fear of raw eggs.

This is a simplified version of Caesar salad dressing, which uses mayonnaise instead of raw eggs, and after reading John’s post on Kitchen Riffs, I realized that this might be one of the 21st century versions since the original is lighter. Please check Kitchen Riffs for the history of this famous salad…and his recipe for Caesar Salad which uses raw egg…and many other tips if you are like me…”afraid” of raw eggs.

Now, going back to the “lazy” way of making Caesar salad dressing…since uses mayonnaise instead of raw eggs, the salad dressing can be store in the refrigerator for up to 10 days, according to the chef. The funny thing is that my husband who does not tolerate anchovies loves this dressing…LOL

I made some small changes to accommodate our taste, I mean my taste since I am the one cooking, although knowing that my husband does not like anchovy, I went light on it…but feel free to add more (between us, I would add more if was not because of him).

Caesar Salad (2) ~ Simple Recipes Dot Me

Caesar Salad (3) ~ Simple Recipes Dot Me


2-3 garlic minced
2-3 anchovy fillets
Β½ fresh lemon, completely juiced
3 drops Worcestershire sauce
Β½ cup mayonnaise
1/8 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Fresh ground pepper to taste


In a small blender place all the ingredients and blend until smooth and refrigerate for a couple of hours before using.

Toss with romaine lettuce and croutons…and more Parmesan cheese…

Caesar Salad (4) ~ Simple Recipes Dot Me

Or top with crab meat…

Caesar Salad (5) ~ Simple Recipes Dot Me

Or with Parmesan Tuiles (follow recipe here).

Caesar Salad (6) ~ Simple Recipes Dot Me

Thank you for stopping by Simple Recipes [dot] Me and have a great week!

  54 Responses to “Caesar Salad Dressing Simplified”

  1. Love caesar salad! Yours looks refreshing and delicious!

  2. I love Simple Recipes. πŸ™‚

  3. Lazy or not, it looks delicious!!

  4. o YES, Please! I want some salad for the lunch!

  5. This is one of my favourite salads!! I love the anchovies in it and I don’t think that it would taste the same without them! πŸ™‚

  6. Love anchovies so I would definitely make this, I am not comfortable using raw eggs so this is my kind of Ceasar dressing..

  7. Your post reminds me of how good a caesar salad can be. And I love simple, shortcut recipes above all else. This sounds great!

  8. We all like Caesar salad, and the dressing sounds delicious. Plus, I love that it’s easy! I would probably use even fewer anchovies as I don’t think the kid is too fond of them.

  9. Ys, please, definitely trying your recipe out this summer! So easy, thank you!

  10. Your caesar dressing looks really good! As the summer is approaching, we eat all kinds of salad (more big portion) and varieties of dressing is absolutely necessary, even caesar dressing with other variation is nice to have! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  11. Lucky him, i guess your husband won’t survived in my table Juliana..
    since i’m ganna use tons of it…hehehe
    i guess u’ll ganne be pleased on my table then…
    btw i like it even more with a red onion chuck on it too…

  12. A simple but delicious recipe!
    Love the different versions of this salad with anchovies or shrimps.

  13. Caesar salad like this would definitely not last long anywhere, too delicious πŸ˜€


  14. Juliana, your Caesar salad dressing is perfect…surely is simplified; I do agree! I have made it with the mayonnaise as well for a while…not wanting to take chance with raw egg for the selmonella! Love your salads, so refreshing and delicious for the warmer weather!

  15. This is a nice quick recipe to have on hand. But, mayonnaise is made with raw eggs πŸ™‚

  16. Yummm- yes the anchovies give a nice zing to the flavour- I especially like adding a warm soft-boiled egg to the salad!

  17. Lovely salad, Juliana. I am a frequent eater of raw eggs in sauces and such, so I think I would go for the original version, but shortcuts and long fridge life are often welcome too, so thank you for sharing.

  18. Nothing better than a well made caesar salad!

  19. I love caesar salad and this version sounds wonderful! Great idea topping it with crab, that sounds delicious!

  20. I love Caesar salad dressing and I’m not afraid of raw eggs. I love Kitchen Riffs. He always has so much information to go with his recipes xx

  21. Three yummy ideas, Juliana! I like the egg in mine; my old recipe coddled the egg so it’s not entirely raw.
    Have never tried a Caesar with mayo. Interesting.

  22. Hi Tandy, I think the store bought mayonnaise are made of pasteurized eggs, so it can be kept in the fridge for a while… πŸ™‚

  23. I make caesar salad at least once a week. I’ll have to try your creamy version. πŸ™‚

  24. I fear of raw eggs too so this dressing in perfect for me! I agree store bought mayo uses pasteurized eggs so I am not afraid to consume it! Great salad, I particularly liked the one with the crab on top! Have a great rest of the week!

  25. what a good alternative that you are suggesting on the raw eggs, it sounds delicious too!

  26. Simple maybe, but full of flavor and surely delicious!



  27. Gosh, thanks for the very kind shout out! I appreciate that. Fun recipe – I’ve made Caesar’s dressing with mayo before, but it’s been awhile. I should definitely try it again. The fact that this lasts awhile is a big plus, IMO. Good stuff – thanks.

  28. I use mayo instead of raw egg in my Caesar dressing too. I never miss it. I also use anchovy paste to make it even more simple. We love Caesar salad and enjoy them. I even make parmesan tuiles sometimes πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to read how you make yours.

  29. Bill always orders Caesar salads when we dine out. I’ll have to make your easy home version…and I’ll have to add some crab to mine! What delicious options!

  30. I have made a salad dressing but all those without anchovy, it seems I need to try your version next…

  31. Love Caesar salad! Simply delicious.

  32. I love a good Caesar dressing. It’s so versatile. I’ll even use it to marinade chicken. It gives it a wonderful flavor.

  33. When I’ve to order salad, it’s always Caesar Salad with Chicken. Mmmm….. anchovies sound like a good alternative too πŸ™‚

  34. Hi Juliana, I love caesar salad. Yours look very appetizing and scrumptious. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

    Have a wonderful week ahead.

  35. I lovr cesar salad!

  36. Great quick recipe as a shortcut…but store bought mayonnaise is made with raw eggs too, just full of preservatives and stabilizers. Glad you got your hubby to like the anchovies in it.

  37. Wonderful and simple caesar dressing! love it…

  38. A good dressing will go a long way. I love having extra on hand to toss on cooked rice or pasta, or marinating proteins. You definite found a smart way to simplify this classic.

  39. I had no idea Ceaser dressing had raw eggs in it.

  40. Glad you kept the anchovies in. It’s just not a true, bold Caesar without ’em. πŸ˜‰

  41. I like this specially your use of the classic ingredients like the anchovies.

  42. looks fabulous deliciously done

  43. Looks scrumptious πŸ˜‰
    I order caesar salad all the time when we go out to eat but rarely, if ever, make a caesar salad at home!
    I will have to try your recipe-like the ingredients and also love the anchovy flavor πŸ˜‰

  44. I had my eye on John’s recipe too, it sounded so good. I bet the family loved it. Hope you had a great Mother’s Day yourself. I’m ready for salad weather.

  45. Absolutamente delicioso Juliana me encanta es mi favorita,abrazos y abrazos.

  46. This looks delicious! I’m like you when it comes to raw eggs! This is a delicious alternative!
    Thanks for sharing, hope you have a great weekend!

  47. I have always wanted to make my own ceaser dressing! This look so delicious, and easy too! Thank you for sharing!

  48. I love Kitchen Riffs too. He has great recipes, and the most helpful information! This caesar dressing looks so good.

  49. I love caesar salad and I love your simple caesar salad dressing recipe. Much easier than the old fashion and as you said, no need to worry about the raw egg. πŸ™‚ Definitely going to try this.

  50. i preferred not knowing that anchovies went into caesar dressing, but since i can’t forget it, i’ve chosen to accept it and enjoy it. πŸ™‚

  51. I love Caesar salad and that’s also how I do it most of the time– by using mayonnaise! Have a lovely start of the week!

  52. Mmmmmm…. we love Caesar salads and I use mayo to make the dressing a lot, too. It’s a great trick and shortcut.

  53. Love it. Certainly beats store bought dressing! I’ve never made it before – thanks for another fab recipe

  54. I want to incorporate more anchovies in my cooking. This looks so delish, Juliana πŸ™‚